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Now students will find on-line library searches FREE and easy using an Integrated Library System (ILS) developed by DOST-ASTI. Users are directed by the system to excellent resources of information on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and research. ILSes are sometimes called Library Management Systems. It was set up by the PREGINET Team using the Greenstone Digital Library Software, version 2.30. Greenstone is a set of software for building and distributing digital library collections. ASTI designed the ILS to coordinate and automate library functions such as on-line cataloguing, circulation, and acquisition. Large libraries use ILSes or LMSes to order and acquire, receive and account, catalog, circulate, track and shelve materials.

The Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) is announcing that the ASTI Digital Library program is now ready for use by PREGINET partner institutions. The program utilizes the Greenstone Digital Library Software produced by the New Zealand Digital Library Project at the University of Waikato. It is developed and distributed in cooperation with UNESCO and the Human Info NGO. Greenstone is a set of software for building and distributing digital library collections. It is capable of digitizing documents thus making file transfer and storage of print, audio and video materials very easy.

DOST CALABARZON, through its provincial S&T centers in cooperation with the Tanauan Packaging Service Center (TPSC), developed for 350 food firms packaging and labeling systems appropriate for their product. The Regional Office and TPSC addressed the technology needs of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the CALABARZON and MIMAROPA Regions, including their need for labeling, toll packaging, and packaging materials.

The Department of Science and Technology, through the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI), in cooperation with the European Commission and the ASEAN Secretariat, will be hosting conduct of a cooperation event called "Networked and Electronic Media" (NEM) forum on June 23, 2010 to be held at the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel in Manila.

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo recently signed Republic Act 10055 officially tagging the first national technology transfer law at the Malacanan Palace. Otherwise known as Philippine Technology Transfer Act of 2009, its full title is An Act for Providing the Framework and Support System for the Ownership, Management, Use and Commercialization of Intellectual Property Generated from Research and Development Funded by Government.